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Two men set out into the North Sea in this £9 homemade boat. It didn't end well
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Two men set out into the North Sea in this £9 homemade boat. It didn't end well

Apr 7th 2015, 7:05 PM 19,302 Views 17 Comments

Without a paddle…

Pregnant woman airlifted to hospital after being spotted standing on upturned boat
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Pregnant woman airlifted to hospital after being spotted standing on upturned boat

Apr 7th 2015, 1:24 PM 21,278 Views 18 Comments

A member of the public called 999 after seeing two people perched on the craft, far out to sea.

Yacht 'could have been broken on rocks' after engine failed in Dublin Bay
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Yacht 'could have been broken on rocks' after engine failed in Dublin Bay

Mar 25th 2015, 7:14 PM 14,322 Views 6 Comments

Three people were on board the 31-foot yacht when its engine failed and it drifted into rocks at the South Bull Wall.

Which lifeboat station in Ireland rescues the most people?
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Which lifeboat station in Ireland rescues the most people?

Jan 28th 2015, 2:40 PM 14,435 Views 17 Comments

The RNLI released its 2014 lifeboat launch and rescue statistics today.

Video: 24 people rescued after large cargo ship carrying cars grounded
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Video: 24 people rescued after large cargo ship carrying cars grounded

Jan 4th 2015, 11:49 AM 14,873 Views 2 Comments

An operation is now underway to free the ship.

Four men on detached pontoon rescued from river
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Four men on detached pontoon rescued from river

Dec 8th 2014, 11:54 AM 12,368 Views 18 Comments

The incident occurred near the Tivoli Dock area of the River Lee in Co Cork.

Man dies after falling from boat in Wexford Harbour
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Man dies after falling from boat in Wexford Harbour

Nov 22nd 2014, 8:51 PM 17,586 Views 9 Comments

The man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hear the one about the bull who fell off a cliff and spent the night on a ledge?
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Hear the one about the bull who fell off a cliff and spent the night on a ledge?

Nov 19th 2014, 9:42 PM 16,123 Views 16 Comments

Coast Guard and RNLI crews from Waterford were involved in an unusual rescue effort on Monday.

Lifeboat scrambled to help 90-foot trawler 'drifting' off West Cork
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Lifeboat scrambled to help 90-foot trawler 'drifting' off West Cork

Nov 16th 2014, 2:20 PM 9,716 Views 4 Comments

The trawler is now being towed back to Kinsale.

Sailor with suspected spinal injuries rescued during yacht race
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Sailor with suspected spinal injuries rescued during yacht race

Nov 2nd 2014, 3:30 PM 10,064 Views 3 Comments

He was hit by a fallen mast in Dublin Bay.

Five swimmers rescued from Galway Bay after dolphin attack
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Five swimmers rescued from Galway Bay after dolphin attack

Oct 1st 2014, 9:09 PM 52,251 Views 55 Comments

The swimmers were pulled to safety by the RNLI.

Arklow RNLI rescue 3 people from sinking powerboat
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Arklow RNLI rescue 3 people from sinking powerboat

Sep 22nd 2014, 9:02 AM 7,615 Views 14 Comments

The rescue was described as a ‘close call’ by RNLI volunteers.

VIDEO: Stranded cow rescued from the bottom of a cliff by Waterford lifeboat
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VIDEO: Stranded cow rescued from the bottom of a cliff by Waterford lifeboat

Sep 21st 2014, 6:45 PM 26,845 Views 30 Comments

The steaks were high in this one. (Sorry).

'He was talking about never seeing his unborn child when we rescued him': Volunteering with the RNLI
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'He was talking about never seeing his unborn child when we rescued him': Volunteering with the RNLI

Sep 21st 2014, 3:00 PM 16,452 Views 5 Comments

Brendan Copeland has been with the RNLI for 24 years, he spoke to TheJournal.ie about his experiences.

RNLI crew pump water from boat for over an hour to rescue 6 men
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RNLI crew pump water from boat for over an hour to rescue 6 men

Sep 8th 2014, 10:39 AM 7,064 Views 7 Comments

The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch both their inshore and all-weather lifeboats at 3.15am.

Ireland's newest lifeboat station opens at Union Hall where the Tit Bonhomme tragedy happened
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Ireland's newest lifeboat station opens at Union Hall where the Tit Bonhomme tragedy happened

Sep 4th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,142 Views 12 Comments

A team of 16 volunteers, including an electrician, an engineer and a fisherman, will operate the new lifeboat.

RNLI tow pleasure boat that was stuck on rope back to harbour
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RNLI tow pleasure boat that was stuck on rope back to harbour

Aug 28th 2014, 3:33 PM 9,730 Views 9 Comments

Over 25 tourists were on board the boat.

Two people rescued after boat ran aground at Lough Derg
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Two people rescued after boat ran aground at Lough Derg

Jul 27th 2014, 12:15 PM 8,618 Views 13 Comments

The RNLI has urged people to take care on the water.

Family rescued by fishing trawler after their boat sank off Wicklow coast
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Family rescued by fishing trawler after their boat sank off Wicklow coast

Jul 26th 2014, 5:11 PM 12,656 Views 6 Comments

The family of four, including two young children, ended up in the water after their boat sank.

Sheep rescued from rising waters is reunited with its owner
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Sheep rescued from rising waters is reunited with its owner

Jul 25th 2014, 8:45 PM 13,669 Views 33 Comments

The Wicklow lifeboat rescue crew had an unusual rescue mission this week.

Three teenage girls rescued from heavy fog on Sandymount beach
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Three teenage girls rescued from heavy fog on Sandymount beach

Jul 22nd 2014, 8:31 PM 32,074 Views 32 Comments

The girls called for help on a mobile phone after realising they were lost and surrounded by water on all sides.

Woman dies after falling into the water in Lough Derg
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Woman dies after falling into the water in Lough Derg

Jul 21st 2014, 8:35 AM 23,684 Views 0 Comments

The woman and a male companion were returning to their boat at the marina near Dromineer.

Man brought to hospital by helicopter after falling from cliffs
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Man brought to hospital by helicopter after falling from cliffs

Jul 18th 2014, 3:39 PM 10,278 Views 2 Comments

It happened at around midday today.

Six teens rescued after being cut off by tide in Bundoran
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Six teens rescued after being cut off by tide in Bundoran

Jul 18th 2014, 8:01 AM 11,680 Views 6 Comments

The teens had climbed down a cliff side and became trapped with they could not make their way back up.

RNLI rescues 12 tourists after passenger boat hits rocks
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RNLI rescues 12 tourists after passenger boat hits rocks

Jul 15th 2014, 8:44 AM 10,475 Views 11 Comments

No one was injured in the incident and the vessel was towed safely back to the harbour.

RNLI save three from pleasure craft off Arklow, miss World Cup final
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RNLI save three from pleasure craft off Arklow, miss World Cup final

Jul 14th 2014, 7:41 AM 10,742 Views 7 Comments

The boat was taking on water near the Roadstone Jetty.

A giant Mickey Mouse balloon was rescued after crashing in the sea off Bray yesterday
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A giant Mickey Mouse balloon was rescued after crashing in the sea off Bray yesterday

Jun 30th 2014, 7:50 AM 16,503 Views 23 Comments

Several 999 callers feared the falling balloon, was a paraglider. It was not.

Two divers die in separate incidents in Cork and Donegal
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Two divers die in separate incidents in Cork and Donegal

Jun 15th 2014, 3:35 PM 27,547 Views 6 Comments

A man died off Roches Point last night with another fatality off Malin Head today.

Fancy owning a piece of rock n' roll history AND helping save lives at sea?
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Fancy owning a piece of rock n' roll history AND helping save lives at sea?

May 31st 2014, 9:00 AM 5,155 Views 2 Comments

Alright, that’s a slightly loaded headline… One of Rory Gallagher’s amps is for sale, though – and it’s for a very good cause.

Fisherman found clinging to lobster buoy rescued off Donegal coast
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Fisherman found clinging to lobster buoy rescued off Donegal coast

May 19th 2014, 7:27 AM 15,704 Views 16 Comments

A mother and her son heard cries for help and raised the alarm.

Lifeboat crew save four as boat gets stuck in mud in Lough Mahon
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Lifeboat crew save four as boat gets stuck in mud in Lough Mahon

Apr 13th 2014, 3:22 PM 10,301 Views 4 Comments

The inflatable boat had run aground north of Hop Island.

Two sailors rescued from their fast-sinking yacht off Wicklow coast
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Two sailors rescued from their fast-sinking yacht off Wicklow coast

Apr 6th 2014, 9:58 AM 15,869 Views 21 Comments

With help from a much larger vessel, volunteers managed to save the yacht as well, though it was almost below the surface when they took the two sailors from it.

Search teams in Lough Ree find missing fisherman's boat
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Search teams in Lough Ree find missing fisherman's boat

Apr 1st 2014, 8:31 AM 7,492 Views 17 Comments

The search for missing Armagh man Darryl Burke has been ongoing for almost two weeks.

Up to 90 people still searching for man missing after boating accident
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Up to 90 people still searching for man missing after boating accident

Mar 26th 2014, 5:30 PM 6,500 Views 1 Comment

Darryl Burke hasn’t been seen since the boat overturned last Thursday.

VIDEO: Four stranded fish farmers rescued in "extreme" conditions at sea
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VIDEO: Four stranded fish farmers rescued in "extreme" conditions at sea

Feb 12th 2014, 7:23 PM 18,560 Views 23 Comments

The Irish Coast Guard and RNLI were involved in the search today.

RNLI rescues semi-conscious kayaker from fast flowing river
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RNLI rescues semi-conscious kayaker from fast flowing river

Feb 10th 2014, 10:36 AM 10,368 Views 10 Comments

The Lough Derg RNLI said that the it was an extremely serious situation, where every second counted in the rescue.

The waves in Bundoran were wild over the weekend
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The waves in Bundoran were wild over the weekend

Feb 3rd 2014, 4:28 PM 17,671 Views 2 Comments

The RNLI lifeboat station was battered just hours after a major fundraiser.

How Irish lifeboats rescued 10 animals - including a cow - last year
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How Irish lifeboats rescued 10 animals - including a cow - last year

Jan 28th 2014, 9:41 AM 6,213 Views 14 Comments

New figures show that 1,278 people (and 10 animals) were rescued by lifeboats in 2013.

Video: Lifeboat launches search in rough seas - but it was a hoax call
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Video: Lifeboat launches search in rough seas - but it was a hoax call

Jan 3rd 2014, 7:20 PM 22,207 Views 49 Comments

The coastguard, RNLI and two helicopters were all involved in the search off Co Down after reports that a man had entered the sea to rescue his dog.

Here's What Happened Today: New Year's Day
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Here's What Happened Today: New Year's Day

Jan 1st 2014, 8:49 PM 35,536 Views 10 Comments

Today, everyone’s been talking about Ireland’s New Year babies, some truly awful weather and a fatal stabbing in Drogheda.